Department of Antiquities
The 'Scorpion King' Mace head
(Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; number: AN1896-1908.E3632)
Why the name?
It shows a ruler wearing the White Crown of Upper (southern) Egypt (red zone) and performing some ceremonial connected with opening an irrigation channel or laying a foundation trench; in front of his face is a scorpion-emblem (green-zone) and a rosette (blue-zone).